Anticipated 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Is Out And We Have The Numbers
Three Liter Diesel For Otherearthly Torque And Exceptional Efficiency
It has happened. Ford announced that the F-150 truck will become available with a diesel engine last year and now we have all the details that matter. Meet the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel.
Fitted with a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, you will be able to order it after mid-January in a two-wheel drive or a four-wheel drive version. Diesel F-150 is available on the Lariat, the King Ranch and the Platinum SuperCrew trucks with 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed. Also, the three-liter diesel can be mated with a SuperCab and its 6.5-foot bed.
Now as for the most important numbers about the diesel mill
- 3.0-liter Power Stroke® diesel engine,
- 440 lb.-ft. of torque,
- a towing capacity of 11,400 pounds,
- a payload capacity of 2,020 pounds,
- EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway,
- a standard 10-speed automatic transmission,
“For every truck owner who wants strong fuel economy while they tow and haul, we offer a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® V6 engine that dreams are made of,” said Dave Filipe, vice president of global powertrain engineering. “The more you tow and the longer you haul, the more you’ll appreciate its class-leading towing and payload capacity and how efficient it is at the pump.”
Specially Adopted 10-speed Transmission For The Diesel
Obviously, Ford engineers had to weigh out and achieve an optimum balance between fuel efficiency, power, low-end torque and high-end torque. Interestingly enough, Ford crucially modified a 10-speed automatic. Ford says it “maximizes shift points and gear ratios to optimize power, low-rpm torque and efficiency”.
Ford rigged it with the auto Start-Stop technology as well – of course, to ensure the best fuel efficiency possible.
“We know that competing diesels with electric cooling fans have to dial back on power under extreme heat and altitude, so we decided on a viscous-controlled mechanical fan that has the capacity to move much more air across the radiator and intercooler in extreme conditions,” said David Ives, Ford diesel engine technical specialist. “This gives F-150 Power Stroke owners more power and more passing capability in harsh conditions.”
With the three-liter diesel, the 2018 Ford F-150 will be available with six engines in total.
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